Anthony Burgess: A Biography
Macmillan, 4 feb. 2014 - 480 pagina's
Interviewer: "On what occasions do you lie?" Anthony Burgess: "When I write, when I speak, when I sleep."
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This became Any Old Iron, another ofhis inflated epicswhich encompassed the sinking of the Titanic,the Great War,theRussian Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, andthe victims of Yalta, and thereby avoided any ...
Born in Nola, he was called the Nolan by Joyce, as ifhe were Irish; andBurgess, if he knew hisEllmann aswell ashe claimed,will haveknownthat one of Bruno's quotations became Joyce's–Stephen Dedalus's rubric: 'No man can be a lover of ...
... became a pointless activity. It's not fecundity, inhis later books,but conspicuous waste;or like Attila'sbattles, a meaningless featofendurance. His motivation? Everybody who met Burgess would hear about his nervous collapse in ...
His simplifications and freakishness became part of his strivingstobe epic; andhis assumption of a new identity– Wilson into Burgess–was part ofthismythor fairy story.His complexity and fascination, for me, dwellin the strategems he ...
F. X. Enderby is Burgess's selfadministered palliative treatment – the socalled cerebral tumour, for instance, became, in Enderby Outside, complete madness. Enderby loses hismemory and isforced to pass himselfoffas somebodyelse.
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ANTHONY BURGESS: A BiographyGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange.Born in ... Volledige review lezen
Anthony BurgessGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lewis, a biographer of both Peter Sellers and Laurence Olivier, presents a spiraling, kaleidoscopic biography of one of the 20th century's most noted authors. While as a novelist he was best known for ... Volledige review lezen